Sake Town Tour in Saijo Hiroshima


  • 3 hour tour of Saijo district in Hiroshima

  • Visit 4-6 local sake breweries to get a sense of the differences, try their sake and other products.

  • See how a brewery works and get a sense of what goes into production of the world’s best sake.

  • Enjoy a local specialty hot-pot lunch only made in this small, historic town.

  • Dessert stop with sweets and snacks.

Tour info

3 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (20-80 years)
Meeting Point

Saijōhonmachi, 12, 西条本町12, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, 739-0011, JP

Dropoff location

Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, 739-0001

Why take this tour?

Join us in Saijo to visit 4-6 historic sake breweries and enjoy local lunch & snacks, with an English speaking local. We will take a stroll through the historic streets going from brewery to brewery to enjoy samples of local sake.

Our tour begins with a tasting and sake explanation at a representative brewery of Hiroshima Sake. We will learn about the brewing process (Please note: that the sake brewing process is not available to the public in Japan due to sanitary and health inspection regulations.)

Then, we will head off to try a local specialty hot-pot dish made with premium sake, and other tasting plates made with local ingredients (hot-pot must be ordered in advance so please no last-minute bookings are possible, but we may have an alternate lunch menu). After lunch, stroll the picturesque streets and go brewery hopping. At each brewery, we will be able to sample different kinds of sake. Visit a local cafe and enjoy sweets and a snack break inspired by Japanese Sake. 

What’s included?

  • Shopping time

  • Lunch and dessert included

  • 2 food stops and sake tastings at 4-6 local sake breweries

  • Local English - speaking guide

  • Hotel pick up not included (can be arranged for an additional charge). Gratuity

  • Transportation costs.

  • Additional drinks or food.

  • Gratuity

Things to know

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything. 

Cancellation Policy

    7+ days before tour’s date: full refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. 4 to 6 days before original tour date: 50% refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. 72 hours or less prior to tour: no refund Arigato Japan is not responsible for cancellation conditions or fees imposed by third-party tour agency or any other company through which a service was booked.

Redemption information

    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    • Please be there 10-15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. We have a strict policy about starting our tours on the scheduled time. If you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you've missed the start of the tour.

About operator:

We are Arigato Japan Food Tours and our goal is to help you make delicious memories of Japan during your travels to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima! On our tours you’ll taste local and regional specialties like okonomiyaki, yakitori, sashimi, taiyaki, gyoza, nabe, yakisoba and so much more. We will show you places locals cherish for an off-the-beaten-path, foodie experience of daily life in Japan that you won’t soon forget.

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